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Walter Basil Handley

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 299 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 299 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Basil AWMM
  • Surname
    Handley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/444 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waitotara, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    S.G. Handley (father), Waitotara, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/444 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      134 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Walter Handley was the son of Samuel and Maria Handley, of St. Leonard's St., Wanganui, New Zealand.

    Disembarked Suez, 15 November 1915.
    Embarked Alexandria for Marsa Matruh, 19 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 18 February 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 6 April 1916.
    Attached to Medium trench Mortar Battery, in the field, 5 May 1916; rejoined, 1st Bn, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 7 May 1916.
    Attached to 'X' Trench Mortar Battery, 28 May 1916; transferred to 'X' Trench Mortar Battery, 14 June 1916.
    Appointed Acting Bombardier, 2 August 1916.
    Killed in action, 15 November 1916.

    Parents: Samuel and Maria Handley, St Leonard's Street, Wanganui AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    15 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM III. B. 13. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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19 October 2016Christopher RichardSydney, AustraliaOther relative
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